Harringtons Strongman

Formerly brewed at Harringtons Breweries
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Strongman, like the name suggests, is a strong lager to suit the hardiest of people. With its strong hop flavour and aroma its sure to quench the thirst after a hards day grind.

Strongman is brewed fora "Chemical Free, Clean and Green" NZ consumer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros (3028) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours amber with a small head. Nose shows caramel and spicy resinous hops. Pretty malty, almost melanoidin-like. Similar malty flavours, more caramel and nutty characters. Finishes with a plain bitterness. Pretty syrupy, thick body, a bit off-putting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2977) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
Orange amber with an oily transparency and intermittent fine carbonation. Light, whispy head that lingers as but a ring of white on the meniscus. Strong cereal and barnyardy malt in the aroma with evident, almost vinous alcohol spice. Dominant sweet malt palate, sticky and and gammy as it warms. Light spice in back, grainy, sweet granola-esque swallow. DMS is evident, but not haunting. Body is medium to light with light carbonation and a foamy mouthfeel. Not much in the way of hop definition. Not Eurolagerish but borderline. Bland overall. (33cL, BB 11/10/12, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours gold with white head. Aroma has hints of hop but unfortunately signs of vegitable. Nice malt backbone, subtle grain with a somewhat hint of vegitable. Light body, high carbonation. Is ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2642) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2011
Solid if uninspired. Could describe any beer I have had from Harringtons, bar the Big John. The strongman mine is a great back story. Very much a Belgian inspired strong pils with a full body, but without any particular flavour jumping out to grab you. A touch phenolic, but very straight forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle thanks to crusianbeer. Poured gold with a white head. Aroma was sweet, grain, and slight hop. Flavor was the same plus medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (2075) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Great lager. Aromas of honey, butter, caramel, and a hint of alcohol. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a thin head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2011
Yellow-gold with a soft, pillowy white head and obvious carbonation. The aromas arent very forthright, but what there is malt driven, slightly skunky but not so that it is off-putting. The flavour is tangy, like tangerines but not mouthwringingly sour. The hops come through with a soft bitterness toward the middle of the tasting while the tongue bubbles and is tantalised by mouthfeel. This is a beer that Im glad I took a chance on (as there was an Emersons Bookbinder sitting near it that was beckoning). The finish is tangy and lovely (like a favourite niece) long after the event of imbibing. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1966) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 3, 2011
Definitely strong ale in style complete with funky pongy malt character that you sometimes see in the classic English styles. Takes a little getting used to actually as the funkiness borders on being fault-like (kinda like oxidisation in wine I guess). Makes for a distinctive beer at the very least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2014
Real lack of flavour. If you wanting to get smashed quickly then this could be the beer for you.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deusax (459) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 18, 2012
On tap from Harringtons brewery. Some grassy aroma. Taste bitter hops and malts, pretty dry but enjoyable. medium bitterness.

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